James Cavin

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 17010
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 45
  • Date of Death: 29.04.1918
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 60 to 61

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 34 Dallfield Walk, Dundee
  • Occupation: Rubber Worker, America
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    Thomas, & 1  other brother (name unknown) Mary Ellen Cavin, 34 Dallfield Walk, Dundee

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Cavin

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

James Cavin   Royal Scots Fusiliers

Pte. James Cavin, Royal Scots Fusiliers, whose sister resides at 34 Dallfield Walk, was a reservist.  He was 45 years of age, and on the outbreak of war was called to the colours.  He had been in France two years.  Prior to enlistment, Pte. Cavin was employed for six years in a rubber work in America, but came home just before the outbreak of hostilities.  A brother Private Thomas Cavin, is serving in Salonika, while another brother has been discharged.

Dundee Courier 23rd May 1918

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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